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May 27, 2012 6:32 PM
when my ACUs fit too snug with the top and the pants had to be unbuttoned and were really tight on my thighs.
May 27, 2012 6:35 PM

When I stepped on the scale and saw 200 pounds.. disgusting feeling.

Same for me
May 27, 2012 6:35 PM
I knew I was a bit overweight since like 2 or 3 years ago, but it was just a little... 10 pounds. Then 5 more. And I knew I should lose it, but I could you know, hid it, with different outfits, lose on the stomach and stuff.

And then this summer because of a medical condition BAM 10 lbs in 2 months. And 140 is the heaviest I've ever been. I probably wouldn't be dieting if it wasn't because of my insulin resistence, so I'm kinda greatful that happend, 'cause now I'm decided to get back to my healthy, normal weight.
May 27, 2012 6:38 PM
This is embarrassing by when someone was wondering if I was pregnant again..I said oh no just fat..that's when I knew..also I start avoiding going out with people and going to events because I had gained so much weight..I didn't want anyone to see me.noway
But not anymore,,I'll take my size 6 a** anywhere now!! WooHoo drinker
May 27, 2012 6:39 PM

Mirrors lie but photographs never do.

Yep, that is what did it for me as well. Somehow looking in the mirror you can convince yourself you don't look that bad, but seeing photos of me it was like seeing someone else. I am only 2 weeks into this lifestyle change and am already feeling much better.....but a long way still to go as the goal is to make these better decisions for years to come......
May 27, 2012 6:44 PM
In March I had to take a 6 hour bus ride to visit my ailing dad and I was so uncomfortable because I barely fit in the seat.
Edited by bmalone62 On May 27, 2012 7:28 PM
May 27, 2012 6:55 PM

when i sat on the plastic toilet bowl seat and it broke and getting pinched from it. ooo the shame

I've done that on a wooden one ;-)
May 27, 2012 7:03 PM
When my teenage daughter said "Mom, Your butt is getting a little big don't cha think?" Talk about a huge wake up call!!
May 27, 2012 7:14 PM
i have alway known i was fat. as a kid habits i was exposed to didnt lend themselves to a good body image or eating habits. i learned food was a comfort and an enemy and that no matter how thin you got to be there would always be something wrong. we lived a feast or famine life style for a while and you didnt get to be picky about what you ate.
when i began to develope it was like the world stopped being ok with me.
so i hide behind my fat body. i had the mentality that no one would want me so long as i was fat. for a long time i was right in a way. people didnt talk to me cause i didnt talk to them. it was easy and safe.
years passed things i thought i knew to be truth turned out to be crap and i found out that love is not the same as lust and that i was worthy of love this amazing. skip ahead a few years and i no longer "need" to be fat.
nor do i want to be. i dont want to be barbie either. i want to be healthy. for me, for once. i want to be an example to my daughter. i dont ever want to see the scale say 265 lbs.
there are many moments that tell me i am fat. many people who remind me. but i know, even when the rest of the world says otherwise, i wont always be fat. i am changing and i will continue to change till i am healthy and then i will be the example instead of stumbling block.
May 27, 2012 7:22 PM
My IT moment was when i saw some pictures of me about 3 mo post partum and i looked like a big ball.
May 27, 2012 7:26 PM
I realized I was the biggest person in the room every place I went. frown

That and my friends were begging me to go to the gym with them and join WW and MFP. I did and I haven't looked back. bigsmile

My friends are awesome. Not many friends would be so honest but mine were and they were also motivating. It made all the difference. Not only have I lost 26 lbs but I feel amazing. I can't wait to lose another 26 more and find out what else I'm capable of.
May 27, 2012 7:26 PM
It didn't take much for me to decide to lose weight. I have always been skinny up until I was about 19-20... I only got to 160 when I started losing weight. There wasn't really an event.
May 27, 2012 7:34 PM
When I set off the doctor's office counseling alarms after weighing in at 302 back in December. That "3" was a zinger and I surrendered to the truth that restaurant booths were not getting smaller. Looking forward to Friday's visit with the doctor. Not too often you get to say that.
May 27, 2012 7:41 PM
Like you I was running into things a lot..door ways and stuff...and the usuals...I hate looking at pictures of myself and hate going out anymore...and I'm a very social person! And people thinking I'm pregnant when I'm not!
May 27, 2012 8:08 PM
I've always been somewhere between the high end of normal, and up to 10-15kg overweight (at my worst I stayed away from the scales), so I've always felt fat with the exception of the last couple of years.

About three years ago I was sharing a house with a family and stepped on their new scales, and I was just shy of 90kg. I was horrified because I realised how close I had been to being in the 90's, and therefore "almost 100kg". So I lost 10kg (with the motivation of a trip to Thailand to keep me going) and ended up being the lightest I had ever been (but still not slim).

Since then, I have had some health and personal problems, and the weight has crept back on. I realised that I could only fit - and by "fit" I mean "could juuuuust do the button up but could barely move in the pants" - into one pair of my "skinny" pants (which were my back-up ones that I never wore because they were too big, not to mention ugly) and that I was actively choosing to wear skirts and stretchy things and avoiding my tighter clothes so I didn't have to deal with it. And then I saw a photo of myself in bathers at the beach that my future sister in law (heh. Or maybe not, the way things are going...) took at Easter, and I knew it was time to do something about it.

So I'm on my way to getting fit for my 30th birthday. Wish me luck!
Edited by vanessalillian82 On May 27, 2012 8:14 PM
May 27, 2012 8:10 PM
Pictures of myself after having my daughter.
May 27, 2012 8:11 PM
i have been pretty oblivious to my weight until an ex-colleague of mine posted this picture (see my profile picture on the left side) on facebook and she tagged me. and i was like. "WTF?"
Edited by carolinz On May 27, 2012 8:11 PM
May 27, 2012 8:12 PM
I actually never had a moment like that.. I've always been kind of chunky but I maintained a pretty steady weight for a few years. I started losing weight without really trying at first, and then I was like "hey, I've got a lot of extra fat, and I've done all this without even trying so losing weight might not be that bad."
May 27, 2012 8:15 PM
People at work and people at my convenience shop started asking if I was pregnant. Unfortunately, all my weight hits my middle first then disperses to other area. It was embarrassing. However, I got over it and continued to gain and go off and on diets until this past September when no matter what I keep going.
May 27, 2012 8:16 PM
After I had recovered from a car accident that laid me up for 14 months and I returned to work. I thought it was kind of odd that the space between my belly and the truck steering wheel seemed to have shrunk. A lot.

My problem was I just didn't give a crap for several years, until I was told I might lose my medical certification due to high blood pressure. That was my slap in the face wake up call.
May 27, 2012 8:18 PM
After my college graduation my graduation photos left me both proud and disgusted.

I was at my heaviest ever at 505lb's.

Was in heavy denial and even admitted to myself the world may be better off if I wasn't around thought about death a couple of times too.

Thank God though I found a love for myself, the love of my family, friends and a desire to live last december 2011 and now I am on my way to great health!
May 27, 2012 8:20 PM
I think it was october 2 years ago. I went to a SPN convention and had my pic professionally taken with my tv hubby (lol) and when i got it back i realized just how big i freakin looked. then halloween came and had some casual family pics and my legs were like freakin tree trunks. i was just disgusted with how bad i let myself get and pissed off for everyone telling me i looked fine.
May 27, 2012 8:20 PM
i often think about this too.. i wish i had started sooner.. but i always got whatever dude i wanted.. no one ever said anything. so i thought it was all in my head. now that i look back at pictures i was heavy but curvy..

so all in all, it was really down to wanting to wear a bikini.. and wondered if i could, the way i looked.. the answer was no. so i thought i would do something about it.. then 55lbs later i wonder where all the weight is falling from.. now i'm on a roll i figure i'll keep going since i haven't got the body i imagined i would have 50lbs later.
May 27, 2012 8:22 PM
i knew i was gaining weight but thought i would not be able to lose weight due to medication. however i was at the dentist last week and as i am about to have some dental surgery, he calculated my bmi, it was a whopping 47...... it was then i decided to lose wight some how. my daughter told my about this site and set it up for me and i have lost 4 kilos in 4 days. i am eating more than i thought i would be able to and hope to have my bmi down to 25 this time next year.
May 27, 2012 8:23 PM
It was from a doctor's visit. I was weighed on the scale and was surprised by how much I weighed (we didn't own a scale at the time). I went into the doctor's office and as I watched the nurse input my weight and blood pressure, I saw how my weight had steadily grown over the years from my appointments. It was really the point where I said "If I keep carrying on as I am now, that number is just going to keep growing and growing." It's sort of a comfort too. I could have never had that epiphany and would later have a bigger weight problem than I do now. But I'm fixing things before I could be classified as obese and getting myself back in the healthy range for my height and age.

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